2013 NCSC Delegates Elect New Leaders

April 29, 2013 05:05 pm News Staff

AAFP constituent chapter delegates who attended the Academy's National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) here April 25-27 elected colleagues to fill various leadership positions.

AAFP Board of Directors new physician Board candidate: Kisha Davis, M.D., of North Potomac, Md. (Note: This candidate is to be approved by the 2013 Congress of Delegates in San Diego.)

New physician alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates: Emily Briggs, M.D., of New Braunfels, Texas, and J. "Andy" Shull, M.D., of Granger, Ind.

Special constituency alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates: Angela Sparks, M.D., of Olympia, Wash.; Amy McIntyre, M.D., M.P.H., of Butte, Mont.; Ricky Ochoa, M.D., of Yuma, Ariz.; Cecil Bennett, M.D., of Atlanta; Rosita Miranda, M.D., M.S., of St. Louis; Scott Nass, M.D., M.P.A., of Ventura, Calif. (Note: The special constituency alternate delegates represent the following constituency groups: physicians interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender [GLBT] issues; international medical graduates [IMGs]; minority physicians; and women physicians.)

AAFP delegates to the AMA Young Physicians Section: Lindsay Botsford, M.D., M.B.A., of Baytown, Texas, will serve with Janet West, M.D., of Pensacola, Fla., who is completing the second year of her term.

2014 NCSC convener: Sarah Nosal, M.D., of New York.

2014 special constituency co-conveners: Nass and Kathleen "Kelly" Meehan-de la Cruz, M.D., of Monroeville, Ohio, (GLBT constituency); Miranda and V. Hema Kumar, M.D., of Greensburg, Pa., (IMG constituency); Ochoa and Bennett (minority constituency); and Sparks and McIntyre (women's constituency).

Twenty chapters sent full delegations, meaning all five special constituencies had at least one delegate. That was the highest number of full delegations in the event's 23-year history. NCSC also set records for total attendance (178) and chapters represented (41). The registrants included 100 new physicians and 81 first-time attendees.

In addition, 209 individuals attended the concurrent Annual Leadership Forum.